CarGo goes three deep as the Rockies Deep-Six the Reds

Let’s come up with some encouraging words this morning for Pedro Villarreal.

Johnny Cueto ended up on the Cincinnati Reds disabled list yesterday and Pedro was was called up from Triple-A to make his first major league start.

How’d it go you ask?

Well, Carlos Gonzalez tied his career high with three homers,two off Villarreal,and Troy Tulowitzki went 5-for-5 with a pair of homers, and Colorado finished with a 12-4 thrashing of the Reds. Villarreal, who lasted only 3 2/3 innings and allowed 10 hits and six runs.

CarGo’s two three-homer games

Rk Date Tm Opp Rslt PA AB R H HR RBI SO
1 2013-06-05 COL CIN W 12-4 5 5 3 3 3 6 1
2 2012-05-30 COL HOU W 13-5 5 5 3 4 3 4 1
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Tulo’s three five-hit games

Rk Date Tm Opp Rslt PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI
1 2013-06-05 COL CIN W 12-4 5 5 3 5 0 0 2 3
2 2009-08-10 COL CHC W 11-5 5 5 2 5 1 1 1 7
3 2008-07-21 COL LAD L 10-16 6 5 1 5 1 0 0 1
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Fantastic 14

Three-homer games for Rockies

Rk Player Date Opp Rslt PA AB R H 2B HR RBI BB SO
1 Carlos Gonzalez 2013-06-05 CIN W 12-4 5 5 3 3 0 3 6 0 1
2 Carlos Gonzalez 2012-05-30 HOU W 13-5 5 5 3 4 0 3 4 0 1
3 Jason Giambi 2011-05-19 PHI W 7-1 5 5 3 3 0 3 7 0 2
4 Larry Walker 2004-06-25 CLE W 10-8 6 4 4 4 1 3 5 2 0
5 Todd Helton 2003-05-29 LAD W 12-5 5 5 4 4 0 3 6 0 0
6 Jose Ortiz 2001-08-17 FLA W 12-5 5 5 3 3 0 3 4 0 0
7 Todd Hollandsworth 2001-04-15 ARI W 10-7 5 5 3 3 0 3 7 0 2
8 Jeff Cirillo 2000-06-28 SFG W 17-13 6 5 5 4 1 3 6 1 0
9 Todd Helton 2000-05-01 MON W 15-8 5 5 4 4 0 3 5 0 0
10 Vinny Castilla 1999-06-05 MIL W 12-11 5 5 3 4 0 3 5 0 0
11 Larry Walker 1999-04-28 STL W 9-7 5 5 3 4 0 3 8 0 0
12 Mike Lansing 1998-09-22 ARI L 6-8 4 4 3 3 0 3 4 0 0
13 Larry Walker 1997-04-05 MON W 15-3 5 5 3 4 0 3 5 0 0
14 Andres Galarraga 1995-06-25 SDP W 11-3 5 3 3 3 0 3 7 2 0
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Fab Four

There have been 23 instances in which a Rockies player has had at least five hits in a game, four have done it multiple times

The only Rockies player with a six hit game is Andres Galarraga  on July, 1995, the first Rox with more than four hits in a game.

Rk Player # PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO
1 Troy Tulowitzki 3 Ind. Games 16 15 15 2 1 3 11 0 0
2 Juan Pierre 2 Ind. Games 11 11 10 0 0 0 3 0 1
3 Vinny Castilla 2 Ind. Games 13 13 10 1 0 3 7 0 1
4 Dante Bichette 2 Ind. Games 11 11 10 2 0 1 6 0 1
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The Rockies are 19-4 when one of their players has a five-hit game.

Five+ hit games, including two homers for the Rockies

Rk Player Date Opp Rslt PA AB R H 2B HR RBI SO
1 Troy Tulowitzki 2013-06-05 CIN W 12-4 5 5 3 5 0 2 3 0
2 Carlos Gonzalez 2013-05-14 CHC W 9-4 5 5 3 5 1 2 3 0
3 Vinny Castilla 1997-07-22 MON W 11-9 7 7 4 5 0 2 4 1
4 Andres Galarraga 1995-07-03 HOU W 15-10 6 6 4 6 1 2 5 0
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Not to be forgotten…

Todd Helton hit the 360th homer of his career passing Johnny Mize and tieing Gary Gaetti for 76th place on the all time HR list

Rk Player HR From To PA
68 Jeff Kent 377 1992 2008 9537
69 Norm Cash 377 1958 1974 7914
70 Carlton Fisk 376 1969 1993 9853
71 Rocky Colavito 374 1955 1968 7559
72 Gil Hodges 370 1943 1963 8102
73 Ralph Kiner 369 1946 1955 6256
74 Lance Berkman 364 1999 2013 7732
75 Joe DiMaggio 361 1936 1951 7673
76 Todd Helton 360 1997 2013 9141
77 Gary Gaetti 360 1981 2000 9817
78 Johnny Mize 359 1936 1953 7370
79 Adrian Beltre 358 1998 2013 8936
80 Carlos Lee 358 1999 2012 8787
81 Yogi Berra 358 1946 1965 8359
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Adrian Beltre last night tied Yogi Berra and Carlos Lee for 79th place on the all time HR list when he homered off the Red Sox.